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Free parking for English NHS staff comes to an end

Health secretary says free parking was a pandemic measure, but Labour and unions voice oppostion to move

Mark Moran
04 April 2022

Free parking for NHS hospital staff in England introduced during the pandemic ended on 31 March. The Department of Health and Social Care said that the policy was temporary and had been introduced for the duration of the pandemic. It added that running the scheme had cost around £130m over nearly two years.

The fees were waived in March 2020 after 400,000 people signed a petition calling for free parking for NHS workers.

In a written statement to the House of Commons, health secretary...

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